The fight between Huawei and the Administration of Donald Trump threatens to come out very expensive to the Chinese technological giant. Google has suspended the business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products, except those covered by open source licenses, according to Reuters on Sunday quoted a source close to the matter.
After Google, a handful of the most important processor manufacturers have announced that they will stop selling their products to Huawei. The decision comes after Donald Trump’s
government included the Chinese company on a commercial blacklist, although in the case of Huawei the conflict predates the latest tariff offensive because it extends to espionage charges.
Not only Google has announced that it will stop supporting Huawei. This same Monday, several important processor signatures have followed suit. Intel, the world’s largest, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Micron Technology and Western Digital have suspended sending chips and memories to Huawei, which will affect not only phones, but also other products such as computers or tablets and connection technologies, Google breaks with Huawei, whose phones would be without their ‘apps’ and updates Trump Shields US Telecommunications against Huawei
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With the blockade of Google, Huawei may be on the verge of the biggest crisis since the Trump Administration declared war. According to the British channel BBC, mobile phones of the Chinese brand that are in circulation will be able to update the applications and apply security corrections, as well as update Google Play services. But when Google launches the next version of Android, with which they operate, at the end of the year, it may not be available for Huawei devices. The next versions of their mobiles, in addition, will not be able to count on applications and popular services like YouTube or Maps, the new apps that are incorporated in the store Google Play Store, nor to the electronic mail Gmail.
For now, the official Android account on Twitter has tried to reassure users, ensuring that while meeting the requirements of the US Government, services such as Google Play and the security of Google Play Protect will continue to work on existing Huawei devices.